Government’s Impending Technology Crisis

by Aaron Coats

The federal government is failing to adequately invest in new information technology, instead spending billions of dollars a year operating and maintaining computer systems that in some cases have components dating back to the days of President John F. Kennedy. According to the Government ... Read & React

Study: Fathers Also Want to ‘Have It All'

by Gayle Kaufman Professor of Sociology, Davidson College

Have you seen the T-shirt slogan: Dads don’t babysit (it’s called “parenting”)? This slogan calls out the gendered language we often still use to talk about fathers. Babysitters are temporary caregivers who step in to help out the parents. But the fact is that fathers are spending more time with ... Read & React

Where Are New College Grads Going to Find Jobs?

by Michael Betz Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Ohio State

College graduates of the new millennium are different than previous generations. Not just because they prefer Snapchat to email and have mountains of school loans, but also because of their choices of where to live. In the past, several factors such as the proportion of a city’s workers who are ... Read & React

Fear Can Be a Positive Force

by Raphael Hernandez

When I was in college, I routinely had to borrow money from a local pay-day loan company to keep my used car running. At the time, I was working two part-time jobs to pay my way through school and could barely afford to keep the car fueled, insured and maintained. I had neither  the income nor the ... Read & React

Is the Productivity Drive Hurting Employers as Well As Employees?

by Peter Bloom and Caroline Clarke

Productivity is supposedly at the heart of any successful enterprise. We are told that we are in a global race to grab our share of the 21st century marketplace. Countries, nations and even individuals all must constantly enhance their performance if they are going to survive, let alone prosper. It ... Read & React

Reinventing Management, Again

by Dannielle Blumenthal Federal communicator and co-founder, All Things Brand

In 1994, Peter Drucker gave a lecture to government employees called “Reinventing Government: The Next Phase.” (The Drucker Lectures, 2010)  In it, he commented on the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, earlier known as the National Performance Review and commonly known as NPR. This ... Read & React

Forgetting More Things? There’s Something You Can Do

by Dr. Francis Collins Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

We all know that exercise is important for a strong and healthy body. Less appreciated is that exercise seems also to be important for a strong and healthy mind, boosting memory and learning, while possibly delaying age-related cognitive decline. How is this so? Researchers have assembled a growing ... Read & React

Your Next Job Interview Might Be a One-sided, Taped Video

by Oliver Staley

Job interviews can be terrifying for college and grad students. Now, to ratchet up the anxiety, they’re being conducted via video over your computer, to be analyzed and dissected at a later date. An increasing number of employers are using video recordings to replace on-campus interviews. Others ... Read & React

A Happiness Researcher Has Found That There Are Four Keys to a Fulfilling Job

by Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees, in order to boost performance? Answer by Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing and happiness expert at UT Austin. One way to answer this question is to first get an understanding ... Read & React

It’s Time to Invest in Government’s Infrastructure -- Its People

by Howard Risher Workforce Management Consultant

For several years, the recession provided an excuse to ignore the country’s deteriorating infrastructure. Buildings have aged, the cracks grown wider and the potholes bigger -- and the costs for maintenance have increased. Delaying the inevitable expenditure makes the problems worse.  That same ... Read & React

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